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Feed yourself fuller

This section provides information for consumers about how foods can help to keep you feeling fuller, which may also help with weight control.

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Eat more, lose weight!

Controlling your weight can be really hard work and many people end up ditching their diets because they feel hungry and deprived of the foods they...

Introduction to satiation and satiety

On the 18th June 2009 the British Nutrition Foundation held a conference 'Satiation, satiety and their effects on eating behaviour' to present its...

Understanding satiety: feeling full after a meal

The temptation to overeat is everywhere, so in today's society it can be difficult to control how much we eat and maintain a healthy weight. There...

External cues for overeating

There are a number of other factors that can have an influence on feelings of fullness after a meal and the body's satiety signals. An awareness of...

What is energy density?

'Energy density' is the amount of energy (or calories) per gram of food. Lower energy density foods provide less energy per gram of food so you can...

Low energy density recipes

Here are some low energy density recipe ideas that you might like to try. You can see that these put the principles mentioned in the top tips into...

Feed yourself fuller chart

BNF's 'feed yourself fuller' chart, is designed to give you an idea of the energy density of a variety of foods and dishes. Energy density - the...

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